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Kearsley Alison Stewart, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her work focuses on HIV/AIDS in Africa and the USA, and research ethics of clinical trials in Africa. Before joining Northwestern University in 2000, she consulted as a Medical Anthropologist for the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a clinic-based intervention in Atlanta, Georgia to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapies for newly-diagnosed HIV/AIDS clients. Her dissertation was a year-long study of adolescent HIV/AIDS in Uganda using a variety of data collection methods including ethnographic interviewing, population-based surveys, biological markers, and videography. In conjunction with that study, she also implemented the first voluntary HIV testing and counseling clinic in a rural area in Uganda. Its success led to a change of national policy regarding the feasibility of voluntary testing and counseling in rural areas in Uganda. During 2005-06 she will be a David Bell Research Fellow at the Center for Population and Development Studies at the Harvard School of Public Health. With colleagues David Schoenbrun, History, and Harlan Wallach, Academic Technologies, she is starting a new multimedia project on the global trade in glass trade beads. Her work is supported by major grants from Fulbright-NCS, NIMH, and NSF.